A Fire Investigation Involving Combustion of Carpet Material

    Volume 29, Issue 3 (July 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Bruce McKague, A
    Section head and research chemist, Chemical Technology Division, B. C. Research, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Howard, J
    Section head and research chemist, Chemical Technology Division, B. C. Research, Vancouver, British Columbia

    (Received 11 July 1983; accepted 13 September 1983)

    Abstract

    Headspace samples taken from a charred carpet recovered from a fire site and from pyrolyzed styrene-butadiene copolymer were analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The results showed that all volatile components associated with the carpet samples could be accounted for by pyrolysis of styrene-butadiene rubber used in either foam underlays or latex carpet backing adhesives. No evidence for arson was found.


    Paper ID: JFS11754J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11754J

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